Anonymous Donor Challenges Community to Support Local United Way Campaign

The United Way of Adair County has been contacted by an anonymous donor who has issued a challenge to the community to exceed this year’s campaign goal of $270,000. For every $5,000 that is raised above the $270,000 goal, it will be matched with another $5,000 up to a maximum of $15,000. If United Way can raise donations of $285,000, the anonymous donor will match an additional $15,000 to total $300,000, which will directly support the local community.

The 2008 fund-raising campaign for the United Way of Adair County is currently doing well at $135,000, or 50 percent of the $270,000 goal. Truman State University is the largest organizational supporter of the United Way and is currently at 88 percent of their goal of $56,000.
“Now, more than ever, we need the community’s support for the partner agencies and programs that directly support our neighbors, families and friends,” said Robyn Kollar, 2008 campaign chair.

“It’s also important to know that recent statistics show that United Way agencies directly touch one out of three residents in this area, so this campaign affects a diverse group of citizens and is truly an investment in the future of our community,” said Nancy Pennington, executive director of United Way of Adair County.

If you would like to make a contribution or even increase your support, please contact Teri Heckert or Brad Chambers, Truman drive chairs, at or for more information.
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